- 1. praise (someone) excessively or obsequiously: "he was adulated in the press"
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- Adulate: to love or admire too much. Synonyms: adore, canonize, deify… Find the right word.
Adulate definition, to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely. See more.
Adulate: to love or admire too much. Synonyms: adore, canonize, deify… Find the right word.
ad·u·late. (ăj′ə-lāt′) tr.v. ad·u·lat·ed, ad·u·lat·ing, ad·u·lates. To praise or admire excessively; fawn on. [Back-formation from adulation .]
adulate. To adulate is to flatter someone. A lot. Like, drop-on-your-knees-and-clasp-your-hands-and-say-"you-are-the-greatest-ever-to-walk-the-earth" a lot. The most interesting syllable in adulate is the ul -, which comes from ulos, a Latin word meaning "tail." The idea is that if you're heaping flattery on someone, you might as well be a dog wagging its tail, panting for a treat.